Wil S. Hylton, Special Lecturer

Wil S. Hylton is a nationally prominent magazine writer who specializes in long-form narrative. His work has appeared in several anthologies, including three annual “best of” works – political writing (2005), music writing (2003), and business writing (2002). He started his career in high school at The Sun in Baltimore, eventually moving to Baltimore magazine, then to the national stage as a writer, correspondent, and contributing editor at EsquireGQ, and, now, The New York Times Magazine. Hylton’s work, which also has appeared in Harper’sOutsideRolling Stone, andDetails, has taken him around the world and into interviews with some of the nation’s best-known names in government, film, science, and music.

His writing topics have included climbing 20,000-foot peaks in the Andes, biking the 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway trail, and cycling a thousand miles in rural Cuba. Hylton has lectured at Johns Hopkins and at several writing conferences, and he has taught at Towson University. He lives in Baltimore and is working on a book.

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